Monday, September 26, 2011

Silver Grey

Top:Thrift Store  Sandals:Ross  Bracelet:Forever 21
Seven for all Mankind Jeans: Birthday Gift(senior year)
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AFTER!!


So I had a pair of jeans I got as a gift in high school that had faded and I just put them in the back of my closet. In the recent move I rediscovered them and remembered how I really liked the fit and design of them but the light wash looked weird on me so I decided to restyle them with a new dye job! I used a dye called Silver Grey from the brand iDye. 
I got a dye from the local craft store in town that I could put in my washing machine. I will admit the first time I thought I was going to ruin my washing machine but it didn’t!
I started a regular wash cycle, threw in the dye packet (the whole packet dissolved in hot water) dropped the jeans in with about a half cup of salt. No idea why salt or vinegar needs to be added but in the instructions it called for it. Then I turned the cycle off so it could soak for about 10 minutes. Then I turned it back on and it finished the cycle. That’s it! Pretty easy huh? I usually wash anything I dye right after to make sure any excess dye is off. I liked the jeans but wasn’t crazy about the flare. It was too short for heels and too long for flats, so I took about the stitching and made them skinny/straight leg using my sewing machine. 

The left is the restyled cut and the right is the original flair.


These might be my new favorite pair!




22 comments:

  1. I love your blog! I cannot wait to make time to copy some of your things! So inspriring! :)

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  2. what a transformation! i love it! i never thought about dying old jeans, i usually just cut them up into shorts. now i'll have to experiment a little. xx

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  3. These look great! Like a brand new pair of amazing jeans! Following your blog now, would love if you checked out mine! xoxo

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  4. this is incredible! i wish i could do this kind of thing. i don't trust myself enough though, ha!
    xo TJ

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  5. holy moly. i dunno why i havent found your blog sooner. i love your restoration/creations so much! those jeans look ridiculously new after you worked your magic!!

    oh and i love your pinterests ;) that has become my new favorite site too!!
    hope we can be bloggin buddies

    linconnuedeindochine.blogspot.com

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  6. this is great! i didn't know you could re-dye jeans. they look amazing on you. great post!
    xx sarah

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  7. That's amazing!!! Love your blog doll.

    XO
    www.renvieannemo.com

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  8. Wow great diy and to restoring those jeans! They look spanking new!

    XOXO from SF
    Shels
    http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

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  9. Nice jeans! Good job!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  10. i have never heard of that before! what a cool idea, i am seriously going to try that.

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  11. Rocking that casual chic look, love it.

    xx
    Liz Lizo
    VOGUED-OUT

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  12. The Salt or Vinegar sets the Color. So always use one or the other. Great Job.

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  13. WOW!! These are incredible! I would've never thought...now I wish I never got rid of all those boot cut jeans from high school that I wanted to turn into skinnies. I could've had a BUNCH of great jeans instead of like two that I really like haha. I might have to go thrift store shopping to try this out myself :)

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  14. Great job!

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogpsot.com

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  15. You totally inspired me to do this to my own jeans and I'm so happy that it worked!

    Thank you!

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  16. Just stumbled onto your blog. Good call on the denim makeover. What an economical alternative to new designer skinnies?!? Love it! Thanks!

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  17. you go, girl! I really should pull out my drawer full of flares and get to work... haha! :)

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  18. Can you share how you made them skinny? I may have missed it. The color is great!!!

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